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Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *megʰ-.

VerbEdit

mugan

  1. may, to be allowed to
  2. can, to be able to

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Dutch: mōgen
    • Dutch: mogen
      • Afrikaans: mag
    • Limburgish: moge

Further readingEdit

  • mugan”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *(me)mógʰe. Cognate with Old English magan, Old Frisian muga, Old Saxon mugan, Old Dutch mugan, Old Norse mega.

VerbEdit

mugan

  1. (auxiliary) can, be able, must, shall, may

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *megʰ-.

VerbEdit

mugan

  1. may, to be allowed to
    • that ik hier ni mag ēniga huīla libbian
      That I shouldn't live any moment
      (Genesis, verse 67)
  2. can, to be able to
    • uundron huuō mag that giuuerðan sō
      To wonder how it could have happened so
      (Heliand, verse 141)

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